Things to know when travelling japan

Things to Know when Travelling in Japan

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Things to know when travelling in Japan for the first time can become a bit daunting. So it is good to know some tips. To help in your enjoyment when visiting a new country LEx. offers you these Travel Tips. Hope this helps with your new adventure –

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Tokyo is nine hours ahead of GMT, with no daylight-saving time. Days can stay light until around 19:30 during the summer, but the nights draw in around 17:00 in the winter.

japan power outlet

Power Plug & Electricity

The voltage in Japan is 100 Volt, which is different from North America (120V), Central Europe (230V), and most other regions of the world. Japanese electrical plugs and outlets resemble North American ones. Plugs come in various versions, but most commonly they are non-polarized and ungrounded with two pins.

Using and Exchanging Money in Japan

As you probably know, Japan’s currency is the yen. Here’s some useful info for getting and using yen during your time in Tokyo! Learn More

Weather (When to Visit)

The seasonal weather in Tokyo generally follows the same annual patterns—bright and breezy springs, very hot and humid summers, crisp and cool autumns, and cold and clear winters. Learn More

Visa & Immigration

Many countries share the ease of access agreement with Japan allowing for relatively simple entry and exit into the country. Make sure you are aware of all necessary visa and immigration procedures. Learn More

Cheap Tickets & IC Cards

Make the most of your time in Tokyo by learning how to move around cost-effectively and efficiently, using cheap tickets and IC cards. Learn More

Luggage & Storage

Take advantage of luggage delivery services and station storage enabling you to travel hands-free and stress-free. Learn More

Tips for budget travelers

Traveling Tokyo on a shoestring budget?

Make the most of travel, accommodation and recreation deals to help you stretch your yen further. Learn More

Useful apps

Download a selection of apps to help you navigate Tokyo smoothly
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The best time to visit Tokyo

For those planning their first trip to Tokyo, one of the most important decisions to make can be one of the most simple: when is the best time to come? The answer depends on you! Learn More

Wi-Fi & Connectivity

Free Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly available throughout the city. Many major hotels, coffee shops, restaurants, and public facilities offer free Wi-Fi service. However, for guaranteed internet access wherever you roam, rent a pocket- Wi-Fi from one of the kiosks at the airport or pick up a travel sim to fit into your existing phone. Learn More

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Article Courtesy of Go Tokyo

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